MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 430 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.40, for a total value of $53,062.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,992 shares in the company, valued at approximately $245,812.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.
Peter Hanley also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Tuesday, February 20th, Peter Hanley sold 350 shares of MKS Instruments stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.10, for a total value of $40,285.00.
- On Wednesday, February 14th, Peter Hanley sold 100 shares of MKS Instruments stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.06, for a total value of $10,706.00.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) traded up $0.20 on Thursday, hitting $123.45. The stock had a trading volume of 126,663 shares, compared to its average volume of 561,394. The firm has a market cap of $6,718.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 0.93. MKS Instruments, Inc. has a 12 month low of $64.75 and a 12 month high of $128.28. The company has a current ratio of 4.27, a quick ratio of 3.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25.
MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $512.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.22 million. MKS Instruments had a return on equity of 22.51% and a net margin of 17.70%. MKS Instruments’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.05 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that MKS Instruments, Inc. will post 7.89 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. MKS Instruments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 11.69%.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on MKSI shares. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised MKS Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $119.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $133.00 target price on shares of MKS Instruments in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Dougherty & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of MKS Instruments in a report on Sunday, February 4th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered MKS Instruments from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. MKS Instruments has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $116.60.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MKSI. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in MKS Instruments by 311.2% in the fourth quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,065 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 806 shares in the last quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC acquired a new stake in MKS Instruments in the third quarter valued at about $144,000. Bridgeworth LLC acquired a new stake in MKS Instruments in the third quarter valued at about $203,000. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new stake in MKS Instruments in the fourth quarter valued at about $206,000. Finally, Zeke Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in MKS Instruments in the fourth quarter valued at about $220,000. 93.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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MKS Instruments Company Profile
MKS Instruments, Inc is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measures, controls, powers, delivers, monitors and analyzes critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. The Company operates through two segments, including the Vacuum & Analysis segment and the Light & Motion segment.
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